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Civil War Vocabulary 1-10

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Slave state
A state witch that allows slavery.
Free state
A state witch does not allow slavery.
Abolitionists
Americans that want to abolish,or end slavery.
Secede
to withdraw
Emancipation Proclamation
A special order by President Lincoln on January 1st, 1863 declaring slaves in Confederate states were free
Gettysburg Address
speech given by Abraham Lincoln at a memorial for Union soldiers that died at the Battle of Gettysburg
Union
Northern states that won the war.
Underground Railroad
a series of routes and safe housed for runaway slaves to escape to the free states
Confederacy
the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
Reconstuction
Late 1860's, the process the U.S. used to readmit the confederate states to the union after the civil war.
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